No one can say Alex Anthopoulos doesn't do his due diligence. According to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com, Anthopoulos makes more phone calls to rival executives than any other general manager in baseball. This guy puts in work.
Approaching this season's non-waiver trade deadline, July 31, the Blue Jays are rumored to be both buyers and sellers. Anthopoulos must be busy.
While every contending team in need of bullpen help has been linked to the Blue Jays, there is also talk of Toronto being interested in acquiring some of the bigger names on the market. Outfielder Colby Rasmus of the St. Louis Cardinals, closer Heath Bell of the San Diego Padres and even Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez have all been rumored to be on the Jays radar.
But when speaking with other teams, there are a few names that shouldn't enter the discussion. These players are too good — or will be — to consider moving.